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Bug 6549 - boot-RHEA-1999:044.img Never asks for update disk
boot-RHEA-1999:044.img Never asks for update disk
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
6.1
i386 Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Jay Turner
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Reported: 1999-10-30 21:19 EDT by wakeup2
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:39 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-11-30 10:40:52 EST
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Description wakeup2 1999-10-30 21:19:36 EDT
I downloaded the whole RedHat 6.1 distribution
on my hard drive.  I downloaded boot-RHEA-1999:044.img
as well as updates-RHEA-1999:045.img and wrote them
to floppy.  When I boot up I only am able to
run with the text installer (no GUI no matter what)
I've tried 'linux updates', 'linux updates text',
'text updates test', and many more combinations
at the boot: prompt.  The installer never prompts
for an update disk.  It asks me for the language,
keyboard, etc.  I choose Hard Drive install and
it only lists /dev/hda2 (c?)  I have a few other partitions
and the base/RPMS are on another partition.  My partitions
are (C - Fat16X, D - FAT32, E - FAT16B, F - FAT32, G -
FAT32.  I then have 100meg for a linux swap and a
1gb ext2 partition. (13 gig drive).  I have the drive
in "normal" mode in the bios (as opposed to LBA and LARGE)
I was hoping that the update disk would work for me
but I was never ever prompted to put the update disk in.

I have been trying to install this for days and its
been very frustrating.

Thanks.
Dan Kline
dek158@psu.edu
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-11-30 10:40:59 EST
My guess is that you have the linux source files on a partition that exists on
an extended partition of type "f"  There is a known bug which prevents the
installer from seeing the logical drives of a type "f" extended partition.

We will be releasing updated boot images and updates disks here in the near
future which will fix this problem.

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